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Species Cinara pilicornis - Spruce Shoot Giant-aphid

Cinara pilicornis Cinara pilicornis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Aphidoidea
Family Aphididae (Aphids)
Subfamily Lachninae (Giant Aphids)
Tribe Eulachnini
Genus Cinara (Giant Conifer Aphids)
No Taxon (Subgenus Cinara)
Species pilicornis (Spruce Shoot Giant-aphid)
Explanation of Names
Author: Hartig
Size
BL 2.1-4.7 mm.
Identification
Apterae are either orange-brown or greyish-green
Food
Picea spp, also Tsuga heterophylla
Remarks
Introduced from the Palearctic, 1912